Journey to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest

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Have you always wanted to cruise through the glassy, glacial fjords of Alaska or maybe you want to revisit this amazing destination?Our talented journey designers at Cruise Express have crafted a unique new adventure that pairs the majesty of Alaska with some of the world’s top wine regions in California and Oregon and nostalgic trips aboard two vintage trains on America’s west coast. The result is an incredible feast for the senses - a seamless string of splendours from the icefields of Alaska to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.


Hosted by Cruise Express the whole way, you’ll begin your holiday in Anchorage, Alaska, in late June when the sun doesn’t set until just before midnight and rises again just four hours later, with enough light in between to read a book. You'll then board the glimmering, 2140-guest Celebrity Millennium for a spectacular, 7-night cruise south to Vancouver via the mighty glaciers, snowy peaks, frontier gold rush towns and America’s largest fir forests - brimming with wildlife - that have made Alaska a magnet for nature lovers.


After a night in beautiful Vancouver, we journey on to Seattle for a spectacular dinner of Pacific Northwest cuisine atop the famous Space Needle and a visit to the mind-boggling Boeing aircraft factory - the world’s largest building. Next we sample some of the 500 wineries of Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine region, acclaimed for its exquisite Pinot Noir. See the awe-inspiring Mt St Helens volcano and the towering, icy cascade of Multnomah Falls before boarding your private heritage train, California Zephyr - the ‘Silver Lady’ - for an overnight trip from Portland south to San Francisco. Built in the 1940s, the Zephyr boasts gracious sleeping, dining and lounge cars as well as its classic, glass-topped 'Vista Dome', so you can relax in comfort, watch the scenery drift by and be transported back to a time when rail travel was romantic and elegant.


In San Francisco, see the world’s most famous bridge  - the Golden Gate - and enjoy a ferry trip across the spectacular harbour to join another vintage rail trip - the Napa Valley Wine Train - for a three-hour gourmet lunch journey through the world-famous Napa Valley wine region - coveted for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Aboard lovingly restored rail carriages, you’ll wine and dine in the lounge and dining cars, drinking in the scenery of quaint villages and endless, sun-kissed vines.   


It's then time to fly back home after a diverse, experience-filled journey from north to south. All aboard for the holiday of a lifetime!


18 night Package Inclusions

Departs: 28 June, 2018

  Return Qantas Economy class airfare from Sydney to Anchorage and from San Francisco to Sydney. Connections from other cities are available on request.

  1 night Anchorage accommodation at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

  7 night cruise oCelebrity Millennium including all meals, entertainment and gratuities

  Complimentary onboard amenities - Classic Beverage Package

     (book by 4 September 2017)

  Welcome aboard cocktail party

  Exclusive onboard wine pairing lunch and wine tasting event

  1 night Vancouver accommodation at the Georgian Court Hotel (or similar) with breakfast

  1 night Seattle accommodation at the Hotel Max (or similar) with breakfast

  3 nights Portland accommodation at the Hotel Modera (or similar) with breakfast daily

  Overnight private charter sleeper service on the California Zephyr heritage train including meals, beverages and refreshments#

  2 nights San Francisco accommodation at the Hilton Union Square (or similar) with breakfast daily

  Extensive sightseeing throughout, as per itinerary, including gratuities

  Group transfers throughout

  Exclusive Cruise Express souvenir backpack, cap or visor and lanyard

  Services of a professional Cruise Express Tour Manager^





Group size
up to 40










Inside Stateroom
 Approximately 15.8 m2

 $10,990*pp twin share

from $13,990* solo



Oceanview Stateroom
 Approximately 15.8 m2

Complimentary - Classic Beverage Package 

 $11,790*pp twin share

from $15,490* solo


Balcony Stateroom
 Approximately 19.4 m2 including veranda

Complimentary - Classic Beverage Package 

 $12,690*pp twin share 

from $17,490* solo


Concierge Class Stateroom
 Approximately 21.5 m2 including veranda

Complimentary - Classic Beverage Package

 $13,090*pp twin share

from $17,990* solo


AquaClass Stateroom
 Approximately 23.1 m2 including veranda

Complimentary - Classic Beverage Package 

 $13,290*pp twin share

from $18,290* solo


Bedrooms have one upper and one lower berth with private bathroom facilities. Lower berth converts to a sofa during the day. All rooms have a closet. Configuration differs slightly from room to room. Each bedroom sleeps two people.

Roomettes have one seat which converts to one lower berth, sink, closet and mirror - shared bathroom facilities are available at the end of each car. Each roomette sleeps one person.

Photos are representative of type and grade of accommodation. 
Colour scheme, layout and orientation may differ in actual stateroom or suite.
  Other grades of accommodation may be available on request. 

To learn more about the carriages that may be used on this tour                       

A favourite of many holiday makers, Celebrity Millennium was "Solsticized" in May of 2012 and emerged with many award-winning Solstice® Class features. She's been renewed with spa-inspired AquaClass® staterooms, the AquaClass signature restaurant, Blu, and the addition of verandas to her chic Celebrity Suites. We can't think of a better way to experience the exotic beauty of Asia than aboard Celebrity Millennium. Out of the ordinary? Definitely.

Ship Facts  


Ship's Registry:  Valletta - Malta      Passenger capacity:  2,138     Crew members:  920     Gross Tonnage:  90,963 grt.
Builder: Chantier de L'Atlantique - St. Nazaire, France     Length:  294 m     Beam:  32 m     Dedicated:  2000


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A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 pp will be due at time of booking. 

*Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice.  All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of confirmation. All fares and inclusions may be withdrawn at any time. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions, and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit. Payment requirements may be higher dependant on airfare ticketing restrictions. Airfares may be non-refundable once ticketed. Changes to airfare or package components may incur a fee for each change made.

Celebrity Cruises onboard amenities offer - Free Classic Beverage Package is available for bookings made in an Oceanview stateroom or higher. Promotion is valid for individual bookings created, named and fully deposited before 5 July 2017. 

Any cancellation and reinstatement of a booking at any time after deposit has been received may result in the loss of offers. Any other changes to the reservation may also result in the forfeit of promotions. This can include, but is not limited to, downgrades, re-pricing and changes to ship and / or sail date. For full Terms and Conditions of all offers please speak with your Cruise Express Travel Specialist.

There is no charge for direct deposits or payment by cheque. Credit card payments incur the following fees: 1.2% Visa & Mastercard / 3% Diners Club & American Express.


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